Windermere School, the Sunday Times International Baccalaureate School of the Year 2018, is an IB World and Round Square School stunningly situated in the heart of the Lake District and overlooking the shores of Windermere.

We are pleased to announce a vacancy for a full-time Teaching Assistant for the academic year 2019-20 to cover for a member of staff on Maternity Leave.  This is a term time only position with an additional requirement to attend any INSET days, usually five per year, which fall outside of the School terms and to work any Public Holidays when the School is operational.

Applicants need to have good literacy and numeracy skills, knowledge and experience of SEND and be prepared to support pupils in KS1 and 2. Familiarity of working with and implementing interventions for individuals with specific and moderate learning difficulties would be an advantage.

Applicants should have a relevant TA qualification – Level 2, 3 or HLTA, have a professional and committed attitude to work at all times and be able to adopt flexible teaching styles.

We are looking for applicants with a calm, approachable personality, team spirit and an interest in extending their professional development, who are keen to learn about how to use new techniques and resources.

The primary responsibilities are outlined in the Job Description.  These responsibilities will be subject to review and modification.

To apply, please download the following:

·            An application form, self-disclosure form and explanatory notes about completing the forms and the recruitment process;

·           The Job Description for a Teaching Assistant;

·           The School’s Policy Statements on Child Protection and on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders.

and return the correctly completed application form to Mr Ian Lavender, Headmaster, Windermere School, Patterdale Road, Windermere, The Lake District LA23 1NW, or email

Closing Date:  4pm on Friday 20 September 2019.

We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date so early applications are encouraged.  Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed school application form.

Windermere School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

T:  +44 (0)15394 46164